Federal RTP Funds are in Serious Danger of Being eliminated
July 24, 2015
As you may recall, RTP is in the "Transportation Alternatives Program" portion of the Highway Funding Legislation. Yesterday, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) filed an amendment (S.A. 2280) to the Senate transportation bill, the DRIVE Act. His amendment would ELIMINATE the Transportation Alternatives Program -- and RTP (Recreational Trails Program).
provides about half of the funding needed to keep the snowmobile and ATV trails
going in New Hampshire. It is also used by the Appalachian Mountain Club
and the Coos Trail for building and maintaining new hiking trails. Funding
comes from the gas taxes you pay when you fill your snowmobile, ATV or boat.
Without this program, our trail system would not have enough money to operate.
It is critical that you contact our New Hampshire Senators so they know to oppose S.A. 2280:
Both the Senate and House are on a fast track -- they are trying to get out of town for their August recess. PLEASE CALL TODAY.
A few years ago your help was critical in restoring RTP funds. It's time to save RTP again.